The Company was incorporated on May 1, 1995 under the Companies Act, 1956 as Info Edge (India) Private Limited. and converted into a Public Limited on April 27, 2006.
Info Edge (India) Limited (Info Edge) is India’s premier on-line classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services. Our businesses comprise the following:
The company, with a view to tap into the growing and vibrant Indian internet market, undertakes investments in early stage companies / start-up ventures. As of March 31, 2014, the company had investments in Zomato Media Pvt Ltd (www.zomato.com); Applect Learning Systems Pvt Ltd (www.meritnation.com); Etechaces Marketing and Consulting Pvt Ltd (www.policybazaar.com); Kinobeo Software Pvt Ltd (www.mydala.com); Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd (www.canvera.com) and Happily Unmarried Marketing Pvt Ltd (www.happilyunmarried.com).
Info Edge, as of March 31, 2014, had a network of 56 offices located in 42 cities throughout India. These offices primarily engage in sales, marketing and payment collection activities for our businesses. To cater to the Gulf market we have 2 offices in Dubai and 1 each in Bahrain, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. As on March 31, 2014, our employee strength was about 3,150.
As of March 31, 2014, in terms of accounting standards, we had
seven subsidiary companies - Naukri Internet Services Private Limited and Jeevansathi Internet Services Private Limited, both of which own internet domain names and related trademarks used in our business; Allcheckdeals.com India Pvt Limited (www.allcheckdeals.com) which provides brokerage services in the Indian real estate sector; Applect Learning Systems Private Limited which owns and operates the site www.meritnation.com; Zomato Media Pvt Limited which owns and runs the site www.zomato.com, Makesense Technologies Pvt Limited and Info Edge (India) Mauritius Limited.
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Online Recruitment Classifieds & Related Services
We provide recruitment classifieds and related services to job seekers and Corporate Customers, (employers and recruitment consultants) on our website www.naukri.com, supported by our network of our offices in India, spread across cities. We also run the website www.naukrigulf.com which targets the middle eastern market with offices in Dubai, Bahrain, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. Job seekers can upload their resumes on our website. We provide assistance to job seekers in preparing resumes and listing them on our website. For our employer and recruitment consultant customers, we list / advertise - their job vacancies, provide tools to conduct searches in our database of resumes and provide job application screening programs. As of March 31, 2014 Naukri.com had a database of about 37 million registered job seekers and an average of about 11,000 resumes were added daily while about 130,000 resumes were modified daily during the Fiscal year 2013-14. During the Fiscal year 2013-14, 51,000 corporate customers (including hiring consultants/firms) paid Naukri.com for services like database access, advertising / listing on the site amongst others.
The site 99acres.com is the leader in traffic share and one of India’s first platforms to cater to the real estate market online and has a pan India listing of properties for sale, purchase and rent spanning 25 plus cities. It brings together builders, brokers, dealers and interested buyers /sellers and connects them over the online medium. Property listings were over 2.5 million during 2013-14.
The business allcheckdeals is that of a real estate broker. It manages a website www.allcheckdeals.com which helps it showcase its offerings and attract customers online.
The site Jeevansathi.com was acquired by Info Edge in September 2004. In India, arranged marriages, are very prevalent and the Indian matrimony market is highly fragmented along religion, caste, community, linguistic group and geography. The websites active in the matrimony market cater to specific markets. We believe we currently have strengths in the highly populous North India Hindi speaking belt, parts of Maharashtra and a few metropolitan towns. As of March 31, 2014 we had 6.1 million profiles (ever loaded) on our site.
To complement our online offering, we have set up 14 offline Jeevansathi Match Points and some franchisee centers which are located in high footfall retail areas in certain cities. These outlets provide assisted services and help prospective brides or grooms or their families understand and interact with our site.
Shiksha.com is a market place that connects the education seeker with the education provider.
A student (post school i.e. 10+2) can get access to detailed information on colleges, courses, scholarships and admission notifications, ask questions and get users/ experts to answer as also view recommendations for various colleges and courses.
On the other hand the site helps Institutes/ Colleges attract high quality admission enquiries thus helping them attract talent.
Shiksha.com provides detailed information on eligibility, fee, approving authority for various programs, faculty, placement and information on infrastructure for post graduate programs, professionally oriented under graduate programs & vocational courses in Management, Engineering, IT, Animation, Design, Media, Hospitality, Medicine, Clinical Research, Law & Coaching for entrance examinations held both India and Abroad.
The site provides tools that enable its users make a well informed decision by interacting with other Shiksha users, domain experts and college /school alumni. For e.g.: a Shiksha user can start a discussion at "Shiksha Café”, an ask & answer section, in order to seek opinion of other Shiksha users and domain experts including alumni and fellow students or the Institute itself.